1313 Search Results for jiu jitsu

Aug 1, 2015 11:41 pm

UFC 190 Bonus Report: 4 Fighters Take Home Extra $50,000!

UFC 190 is in the books and the bonus report is in! Four fighters took home an extra fifty thousand dollars for their performances tonight in Brazil— check out who it was below! Performance of the Night: Ronda Rousey (vs. Bethe Correia) Regardless of how much money she made tonight, Ronda Rousey 100% deserved this...

Aug 1, 2015 6:56 pm

UFC 190 Results: Maia Puts on Grappling Clinic, Chokes Out Magny in Round 2

Demian Maia put on a jiu-jitsu clinic tonight in the octagon in front of his home-country of Brazil. Neil Magny fought off his fate for as long as possible, but it seemed as if a submission loss was inevitable. Magny was taken down less than two minutes into the opening round and survived the rest...

Aug 1, 2015 4:00 am

‘Big Nog’ Predicts Fight Of The Night Against Stefan Struve

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is prepared to step into the octagon against his biggest opponent to date in Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve. While the former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion has fought in several fights against tall opponents, nobody matches up to the seven foot tall monster that is Struve. Despite the height difference, “Big Nog” not only predicts...

Jul 31, 2015 9:42 am

Reebok Signs First Brazilian UFC Fighter To Exclusive Contract

  “We think ‘Jacare’ fits very nicely into what we’re doing, and for us he’ll be the face of UFC in Brazil, so it’s a big deal. He’s maybe one of the greatest jiu-jitsu artists who ever lived. He’s amazing. He’s a tactician of the sport. “We love how versatile he is as a fighter,...


Jul 26, 2015 5:08 am

Jake Shields: It Would Be Justice If I Hurt Rousimar Palhares

Rousimar Palhares made his way to the top of the World Series of Fighting welterweight division by making his opponents scream in agony before tapping out, and Jake Shields is hoping to give the champion a taste of his own medicine when they meet at “WSOF 22″. Shields is usually not one to trash talk,...

Jul 22, 2015 5:49 pm

Jake Shields: ‘Palhares is a dirty guy who likes hurting people’

Former UFC title challenger and current World Series of Fighting welterweight Jake Shields will fight for the title when he takes on Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 22, taking place next Saturday. During the media conference call for the event Shields talked about his added motivation for fighting Palhares, because he is what Shields considers a...

Jul 20, 2015 7:27 am

CM Punk: ‘Coach Says My Best Area Right Now Is Striking’

Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has the popularity of a top-ten fighter without even having a professional fight to his name, and that has brought some controversy to his UFC signing. Punk signed a contract with the UFC back in December 2014 and has been training for his debut fight ever since. He chose to train...

Jul 16, 2015 12:38 pm

Thales Leites Says Bisping Doesn’t Have ‘Pillow Hands’

  “Bisping is a really tough guy. He has been in the top 10 for years. I’m really prepared. There’s no such thing as pillow hands or whatever people want to call him. He is dangerous and versatile, he can punch and he can kick. I respect all my opponents. And you also can’t think...

Jul 6, 2015 2:00 am

Watch Out Ladies! BJJ’s Gabi Garcia Is Working the Mitts

Gabi Garcia is one of the most decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the game. She possesses nine world championships in BJJ, but it looks like she has been working on her striking. Would a transition of BJJ competition to women’s mixed martial arts be something you would like to see from Gabi Garcia? A video...

Jul 5, 2015 6:48 am

Coach: Mendes Finishes ‘Court Jester’ McGregor in Round 2

Chad Mendes wasn’t chosen to be Conor McGregor’s opponent at “UFC 189” by chance; UFC brass believes this is the best matchup for the new main-event and think that Mendes has earned another shot at UFC gold. Mendes’ jiu-jitsu coach Fabio Prado believes the UFC made the right choice and has so much confidence in...

Jul 5, 2015 6:00 am

Free Fight! Frank Mir vs. Mirko Cro Cop (Full)

Mirko Cro Cop is one of the most devastating strikers to compete in MMA, and his high left kick has lead many opponents to a brutal KO. Frank Mir, a high level black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission artist with wrestling skills, looks to win. Kings Of Volume — Punches In Bunches With Nate...

Jun 23, 2015 12:51 pm

BJJ Master Found Dead Following Robbery Gone Wrong

Sad news comes from the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community with the news of Bruno Inacio Nunes death. Nunes, who was a master blackbelt at martial arts gym Ipanema Fight, died while trying to restrain a mugger who was stealing peoples belonging on a bus that he was riding on. “The bus wasn’t too crowded, one guy...

Jun 23, 2015 11:27 am

Joanna: ‘I’ve Still Got Aces In My Pocket For Next Fight’

“No, I was listening to my corner and my trainers. They said that I should take it easy, just throw a few punches one by one with some extra angles. I did what they said and it was a key to the success.” “I said before the fight that I had a few aces in...

Jun 22, 2015 11:58 am

Tito Ortiz Turned Down Fight with Frank Shamrock, ‘Fans Don’t Want to Watch That’

Bellator released a major announcement that they plan to run a joint show with GLORY Kickboxing in September which will air on Spike TV. Featured on the card will be a bout between Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz. The bout will be for the championship, but...

Jun 21, 2015 9:30 am

UFC Fighters Celebrate Father’s Day with their Families

Father’s Day is here! You can consider this a friendly reminder to wish your father a happy Father’s Day. These UFC fighters have already done so and are spending time with their families on their day off! Antonio Silva is pictured above with his daughters and you can even see a young Ronda Rousey in...

Jun 21, 2015 8:07 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘I Cleared a Spot for McGeary’s Bellator Title’

Tito Ortiz was once one of the most feared men to step foot inside the octagon. In April 2000, Ortiz defeated Wanderlei Silva to become the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He would go on to defend the championship five times before losing it to Randy Couture. Now, for the first time in twelve years, Ortiz...

Jun 20, 2015 10:33 am

UFC Fight Night 69 Results: Noad Lahat Wins Close Majority Decision Against Backstrom

The featherweights entered the octagon when Niklas Backstrom took on Noad Lahat. The fight started slow, both fighters were patient. Backstrom tried to go in for a knee but got taken down by Lahat. Lahat, from the full guard, tried to moved into half guard but got reversed. Backstrom moved quick and worked to the back of...

Jun 18, 2015 1:34 pm

Roger Gracie To Compete At UFC Fan Expo 2015

Roger Gracie will compete in a super fight at the UFC Fan Expo in July. First reported by Dojjo, Gracie will take part in a 10 minute Jiu-Jitsu match against Rodrigo Comprido. Gracie, who fights for ONE Championship, will take part in the event. Fighting for the UFC and Strikforce promotions Gracie went 4-2 in...

Jun 17, 2015 5:13 pm

CONGRATS! Patrick Cote Earns BJJ Blackbelt

UFC vet Patrick Cote just accomplished a major feat. According to Brazilian Top Team’s Twitter account, ‘The Predator’ just earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Cote last fought in April when he defeated Joe Riggs via unanimous decision. Congratulations Cote! Patrick Cote is the Brazilian Top Team's newest Black Belt http://t.co/E9jn5O4hG2 pic.twitter.com/2LgnfFDNaN — Brazilian...

Jun 17, 2015 9:20 am

Nogueira Nervous Ahead Of Shared UFC Slot With Brother

“I don’t like it, it makes me nervous, man. I never liked it. Rodrigo tricked me, because my fight was scheduled first.” “A lot has changed since then. I was very focused on boxing, but now I have improved my takedown defense. I have been facing a lot of wrestlers, so I have been able...

Jun 16, 2015 4:56 pm

Alistair Overeem: ‘Werdum Has Weaknesses, I Can Expose Them’

“First of all, big kudos to Werdum. He’s made great development as a MMA fighter. He’s always been tricky, he’s always been persistent with his black belt and jiu-jitsu skills. But now, he truly is a stand-up warrior and he is an all-around MMA master. He’s shown great stuff and the heavyweight division is entirely...

Jun 15, 2015 2:03 pm

‘I Can Expose Werdum’s Many Weaknesses and Beat Him’

Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum are no strangers when it comes to heavyweight competition. The two previously met in Strikeforce in the opening round of the heavyweight grand prix. The fight was uneventful and saw Werdum asking to take the fight to the ground, trying to avoid striking with the K-1 World Grand Prix Champion....

Jun 14, 2015 4:28 pm

Weidman On Rockhold: ‘He’s Good Looking, I’ll Give Him That’

Chris Weidman successfully defended his UFC Middleweight Championship against Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 in May, but he already has his next challenger in his sights. Dana White recently announced that Luke Rockhold was next in line for a shot at the gold and the challenger has an impressive track record, to say the least....

Jun 11, 2015 9:55 am

Urijah Faber On The Time A Dwarf Cop “Had It Out For Me”

Whether it’s Jon Jones with his hit and run incident, or Bellator’s Mike Richman getting busted by the California State Athletic Commission, fighters seem to be having a tough time following the rules. UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber, on the other hand, had a run in with the law in his learning years which was unwarranted....

Jun 10, 2015 1:41 pm

Coach: 25-Minutes With Cain Will Be A JDS Type Beating For Werdum

“By saying a zero chance, it’s not an actual statement. I’m saying he has little chance. The bottom line is from what I viewed of the Mark Hunt fight [at UFC 180], Mark Hunt was beating him in the stand-up the first round, thrashing him somewhat on the ground…is Mark Hunt some great jiu-jitsu guy?...

Jun 10, 2015 9:50 am

Werdum: ‘My Girlfriend’s Ex-Boyfriend Embarrassed Me’

Fabricio Werdum might be the interim UFC heavyweight champion now, but things weren’t always so bright when it came to his martial arts career. He wasn’t always the top-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner that he is today and in fact it all started one day on a beach. Werdum told MMAFighting about the time that he...

Jun 4, 2015 12:22 pm

Galvao Takes Issue With Late PED Results In BJJ

The UFC just announced a partnership with the United States Anti-Doping Agency, or USADA, and already there’s some controversy surfacing. USADA works with multiple sports, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu events, IBJJf world and pan ams. Top BJJ competitor Andre Galvao has an issue and a lot of questions in concern with the suspension of a past...